I don’t think that I’ve made a post about what I eat yet so here’s a little insight on my favorite foods currently! If this isn’t your cup of tea then that’s totally fine, I will have more blog posts to come!
For the past few months, I have been eating healthier and becoming aware of what I am putting into my body (this includes portion sizes). I didn’t start eating healthy as a new years resolution or to lose weight, I just was tired of feeling like crap.
I’m not following any strict diet or meal plan, I’m just eating what I want when I want.
Truthfully, I don’t like breakfast at all and I don’t think that I ever will, but I do love smoothies and fruits. It has been ingrained in my head since a little girl that eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day, helps you grow, blah blah blah.
As a college student, I am aware that I should be eating breakfast because it will make me more alert and prepare me for the day. I have been making smoothies to supplement the traditional breakfast meals.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
1 Banana. 3-4 Large Fresh Strawberries. 1 cup of ice. A few spoonfuls of Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Yogurt. 1 Honey Packet (Nature Nates 100% Pure Honey).
If I am feeling extra hungry I will include some of the Kind Healthy Grains Protein Whole Grain Clusters. I love the dark chocolate whole grain clusters!
I also love including a grapefruit with my meal.
It is almost impossible for me to take coffee out of my morning routine, but I know that getting Starbucks/Dunkin coffee every day or multiple times a week is unhealthy and expensive. For a large coffee at Starbucks, they do 6 pumps of classic syrup – that’s a whole lot of sugar! I’ve been making my coffee at home with a Keirug (one of the greatest inventions). Coffee creamers are filled with loads of odd things such as thickening agents and emulsifiers like carrageenan. Also, I found that a lot of creamers are filled with Cellulose gel and cellulose gum which are fillers derived from wood pulp or cotton… definitely not something that I want to consume on a daily. Some Nestle creamers contain upwards of 60 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 7 grams of sugar per tablespoon… After reading the label of the creamer I was using it made sense why I still felt lethargic, bloated, and icky even though I was eating healthy and working out.
Instead of Nestle or Dunkin Donuts creamer, I have been incorporating Trader Joes Soy Creamer (15 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon), Silk Soy Creamer (20 calories, 1 gram of sugar and 1.5 grams of fat per serving), and the So Delicious Coconut Creamer (20 calories, 1 gram of sugar, and zero grams of fat in every tablespoon). I also only add in half a spoon full of sugar to take away the bitterness from the coffee.
I’m sorry but who doesn’t love snacks??? I eat all throughout the day but have very small portions of whatever I’m eating to ensure that I’m not overeating… Pretty sure that although you may be eating fruits and vegetables, you shouldn’t eat them in large quantities.
I love to have fruit & yogurt for a snack (even dessert)
It’s basically a smoothie that isn’t blended up!
- 8 ounces of nonfat yogurt. 1/4 cup of granola. 1 cut up banana. 1 Kiwi. 1/4 cup of blueberries. 1/4 cup of raspberries. 1 packet of Natures Nate Raw Honey.
I also love having tomato and mozzarella for a snack usually after the gym.
- 6-10 cherry tomatoes. mozzarella cheese. oil & vinegar (or balsamic vinaigrette)
This is what I have been loving lately and I hope you enjoyed this post. I know it’s different, but I really enjoyed writing for you, if you want to see more posts like this, let me know!
Thanks for keeping up! Xoxo
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